The year that women decided to stand up for their right’s was the year that the case Roe vs. Wade came about. The author of the article that I chose was a writer for a newspaper, and is reliable for this aspect. The author could have chosen to write this article because he or she felt strongly about the women’s rights that were at jeopardy at the time. The article takes place in a town in Texas where a woman was denied the choice of having an abortion. The article then continues to give you facts about the court case, the different opinions of the jury, and the final ruling. The article that I chose was over the case and covered many aspects about the rights of women and their right to choose.
The biggest part of this article is the author’s choice to use pathos as an explanation as to why the case happened. This is evident throughout the entire article, as it is written over a very touchy subject. Some words that we see repeated throughout the article are “privacy” and “choice”. These relate to pathos because they make you see just what was at jeopardy for not only Roe, but women all across the United States. When the word privacy is continually used, it evokes the emotion that women were being violated in the means of privacy. This is also used to evoke an emotion that in no way is abortion a right to privacy, which is seen in the portion of the article titled “Dissenting Opinion”. The word choice is seen multiple times throughout the article and can evoke two different kinds of emotions as well. On one hand, the word choice is used to really hit home to you in the way that a person’s right to choose what they do with their body was at stake, and on the other hand, you feel the emotion that the fetus’ right to choose to live was at stake. These are both very sensitive subjects and can evoke emotion no matter the opinion on the issue. Evoking emotion through stating both emotional views and opinions has the largest effect on people throughout this article....
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